Toronto’s Culinary Talent Showcase

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A different dinner 4 nights a week

Tuesdays, Depanneur founder Len Senater cooks up something tasty for y’all
Wednesdays, Veg Out with Emily Zimmerman — Creative vegan comfort foods w/ fresh local & organic produce from Fresh City Farms — P.W.Y.C. after 7:30
Thursdays, Pop Up Showcase of T.O.’s best in the indie food scene, with a new feature chef each month
Fridays Invited guest chefs, amateur or professional, cook their favourite dish — it’s “open mic night” for culinary talent in Toronto

Drop-In Dinners are prepared by a rotating cast of chefs, and priced around $10-$14 (incl. tax). Dinners start at 6pm, and are served first-come, first served until we sell out, or until around 8:30. No reservations are needed or taken – just “drop in”. Seating is at one of the two big tables or at the window counters. Dinners can also be ordered to-go, and you’re welcome to bring your own containers if you like.

Every Drop-In Dinner offers a selection of hot & cold beverages, a homemade soup ($4), and a side salad ($3). Wherever possible, we provide vegetarian, vegan and/or gluten-free options. Check event listings for menu details.

The Dep is not licensed and events are not BYOB.

We’re always looking for enterprising foodies who’d like cook for a crowd and make a bit of extra cash. If you’d like to do a Drop-In Dinner at The Depanneur, click here to learn more.

Upcoming Drop-In Dinner


July 7 @

DROP-IN DINNER: Peruvian Ceviche by Len Senater

Ceviche – a method of “cooking” delicate fish & seafood using the acids in lime juice rather than heat – is popular in many costal places in Latin America, with countless local variations. One of my favourites is the Peruvian … Continue reading


July 8 @

DROP-IN DINNER: Warm Roast Veg & Lentil Salad by Emily Zimmerman

Every Wednesday – Veg Out with Emily Zimmerman Warm french lentil salad with preserved lemon, garden sorrel, and coconut cream, served with herb roasted beets, carrots, and zucchini, with house-made flatbread. $12 +HST Homemade mulberry ripple vegan gelato $4 #vegan … Continue reading


July 9 @

DROP-IN DINNER: Bombay Street Food II by Seema and Amreen Omar

Seema and Amreen Omar from Bombay Street Food are back as our Pop-Up Showcase for the month of July. They’ve prepared traditional Indian comfort food with a prix fixe option to try everything. STARTERS Dahi Puri $5 Crispy puris are … Continue reading


July 10 @

DROP-IN DINNER: Vegan Soul Food by Jacob Saphra

“Soul food” is a repertoire of indulgent comfort food dishes born in the home cooking of American South. Jacob Saphra takes these flavours as his inspiration and then adds his own vegan twist. Panko and rosemary breaded and fried seitan … Continue reading

Len @ Dep

July 14 @

DROP-IN DINNER by Len Senater

Len Senater is the founder and proprietor of The Depanneur, who happily cooks for his friends and neighbours every Tuesday night. Dinner is usually around $12; menus for the week are posted on Monday. Vegetarian/vegan and/or gluten-free options are usually available as … Continue reading